The Fifth Wall Interactive theater for the 21st century.

Suspicious Package

October 11–14, 2012
Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

August 6–30, 2010
C Too, Edinburgh, Scotland
Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

July 17–31, 2010
59E59 Theaters, New York, NY
Part of East to Edinburgh

June 7–October 26, 2008
The Brick Theater, Brooklyn, NY
Part of The Film Festival: A Theater Festival

by Gyda Arber and Wendy Coyle
Created by Gyda Arber

Following a sold-out run in NYC, this interactive experience unfolds as audience members are guided through their roles with both aural and visual cues via provided media players. Video flashbacks and narrative voiceovers fill in your backstory while maps of locations and your dialogue are displayed on screen. Part theatrical experience, part live video game, part walking tour, Suspicious Package immerses its audience within the gritty chiaroscuro world of film noir, where not everything is black and white.

60 minutes

WINNER: Best Off-Off Broadway Unique Theatrical Experience—Independent Theater Bloggers Association

WINNER: Talkin’ Broadway 2008 Summer Theatre Festival “Wild Card” Citation

NOMINEE: Best Production of a Play—New York Innovative Theatre Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe

“A distinctly 21st-century form of participatory theater. A singular experience . . . you’ll be smiling!”—Andy Webster, The New York Times

“The boa must go on!”—Joanne Kaufman, The Wall Street Journal

“Takes interactivity to a whole new level!”—The Scotsman

Suspicious Package on the BBC:

“Impressive! . . . Makes for thrills.”—Garrett Eisler, The Village Voice

“You, too, can channel your inner Bogart or Bacall. So much fun!”—Frank Scheck, The New York Post

“★★★★ A brilliant idea, and the technical aspect is very well conceived. Go and experience this for something totally different and fun.”—Fringe Review

“★★★★ A dark and delightful mystery in the very best tradition of film noir.”—Broadway Baby

“A riot of stimuli both digital and real.”—Pittsburgh City Paper

“If the idea of stepping out from behind the safety of dark auditoriums and into the action appeals, this is a great way to spend an hour. Despite the hats.”—The List

“One of the best times I have had at the theater.”—Linnea Covington, NY Press

Suspicious Package on NY1:

“noir-ish good fun…engrossing…It’s a great thing to do with three friends—or do on your own and walk away with three new ones. This is a completely unique, well thought-out experience.”—Christopher Byrne, Gay City News

“By the end we were swapping stories about the experience and lingering over drinks. All in all, a fun 45 minutes.”—John Del Signore Gothamist

“Arber’s achievement is not to be underestimated. It’s a swell way to spend a late summer afternoon or evening at the theater – and don’t worry about being part of the action – that’s the point of this ingenious piece.”—Andy Propst, American Theater Web

“Worth checking out…absorbing!”—Alexis Clements, The L Magazine

“ingenious! I can’t recommend it highly enough. One of the most exciting, innovative, and fun new theatre pieces of the year. I applaud particularly the way they have crafted this show so that audiences are almost guaranteed a comfy, warm, rewarding experience.”—Martin Denton,

“An enjoyably immersive and anachronistic experience…good things come in small, suspicious packages.”—Aaron Riccio, Show Business Weekly

“Rush out right now and buy tickets…a great time…unique and engaging, shouldn’t be missed!”—Daniel Kelley,

“Be the star!”—Adam Rathe, The Brooklyn Paper

“literally took me to another time and place.”—Constant Witness

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